Two teenage suspects in a robbery of a local Catholic school have been apprehended, and local authorities are crediting their arrest to a program that lets police access surveillance cameras throughout the city and beyond.
Project Shield, is a public-private partnership, that allows businesses and organizations to voluntarily give the Mobile Police Department and its cyber intelligence unit remote access to real-time security video at their respective locations.
On September 15, a burglary was reported at Corpus Christi Catholic School in Mobile.
Surveillance footage from the school captured two males entering the building around midnight on the day of the break-in – footage that the MPD was then able to access remotely because the school opted to join Project Shield this past summer.
According to police, the footage shows the two males entering the school office by force, with what is believed to be a hammer. One subject, wearing a backwards, blue baseball cap, also appears to have a pistol in his waistband in the video.